HoopsHype Ty Lawson rumors

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“In high school, he was a 6-11 shooter and he could dribble.” Lawson recalled. “I was like, ‘Man, it's going to be scary once he puts weight on and gets a post-up game.' That was my junior year. My senior year, he had post-up game. I think his first 15 points were off the post when we played him. I was thinking, ‘Man, he going to be scary good, one of the top players in the league.' He's showing that now.” Lawson has even bought into Nike's “KD IS NOT NICE” promotion. “KD has grown a lot,” Lawson said. “He does have a mean streak now. Back when he was younger, he'd get bumped and he wouldn't say too much. Now, he has a mean streak. That comes with him growing up and becoming a leader. The greats also had a mean streak, like MJ (Michael Jordan), Kobe (Bryant) and everybody like that. It's good that he's getting that.” Oklahoman

Last October, Lawson agreed to a four-year, $48-million contract extension with Denver that begins next season. Durant is in the second season of a five-year maximum deal that will pay him roughly $94 million through 2015-16. “I'm happy that he signed his deal, I'm happy that he's playing well in Denver and he's always going to remain a friend,” Durant said. Oklahoman

March 8, 2013 Updates

It also took longer for Lawson to emerge as a vocal leader because there were so many vocal veterans on the team when he first came on board. “Yeah, definitely,” Lawson explained. “When I was a rookie you had Kenyon Martin, J.R (Smith), Carmelo and Chauncey .. you really didn’t want to say too much. I feel like if I would’ve said anything they would’ve been looking at me like ‘oh, that’s just Ty.’ Now I feel like I’m in a position where I can talk and be more vocal.” HoopsWorld

March 7, 2013 Updates

Do you believe the Nuggest can win a championship this year? Ty Lawson: “Yeah. I was talking to (Andre) Iguodala a couple of days ago and I was like ‘man we can really win a championship if everybody is mature and gets serious about the game plan.’ Because sometimes you just do stuff that is out of the ordinary or just, we don’t pay attention or if we get up 15 points we just shoot regular shots or see if ‘I can make it shots’ and teams come back. If we just stay focused, I feel like we can beat and run with any team in the NBA. We would have a shot to win a championship but we just have to do that for a seven game series. That’s what I feel and I think a lot of people on our team feel the same way. We just have to get everything together down the stretch.” Sports Radio Interviews

On not getting the attention they feel they deserve: “I feel like we are the dark horse always and I don’t think we get a lot of shine in the NBA or from the announcers on ESPN or anything like that anyway. We went on a ten game winning streak and didn’t hear too much about it. That’s how it’s been. We have to accept it and prove everybody wrong like we have been.” Do you think the Lakers will make the playoffs? “Of course.” Sports Radio Interviews

March 4, 2013 Updates

Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks and and the Denver Nuggets' Ty Lawson were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 3. Ellis led the Bucks to a 3-0 week with averages of 24 points (sixth in the conference), 9 assists (fourth in the conference) and a league-leading 5 steals. Ellis had back-to-back six-steal games in road victories vs. the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 26, and the Houston Rockets on Feb. 27. In the win vs. the Rockets, Ellis, who led all scorers with 27 points, hit an off-balance three-pointer just before the final buzzer to secure the win. USA Today Sports

February 20, 2013 Updates

Yet amid all of those talks, sources say, Jennings has moved alongside Larry Sanders and John Henson on the Bucks’ list of near-untouchables. This is despite Jennings’ widely presumed desire to leave Milwaukee in free agency this summer after failing to seal a contract extension in October like fellow point guards Jrue Holiday, Steph Curry and Ty Lawson and then changing agents earlier this month. ESPN.com

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"I'm being more aggressive and just trusting my game," Lawson said. "I was probably listening (too much) to some people about when to take shots, when to drive and stuff like that. Right now I'm just playing my game, thinking about how I was playing in high school, how I was just going off re- action instead of thinking about what other people want me to do." Denver Post

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Lawson didn't back off Friday. "It's just (following) our game plan. We go through, like, an hour of the plan before games, and the day before and shootarounds and we never, really, are 100 percent on it," Lawson said. "We're always breaking down, forgetting this and that, and we've just got to get better at that. We've got to be more focused. It's a little immaturity on everybody's part." Lawson indicated there was some "frank" talk among the players in a meeting before Friday's practice. "You see somebody not doing their job, you have to say something," he said. "Coaches and players, we're not going to let that get swept under the rug." Denver Post

January 2, 2013 Updates

Lawson is day-to-day with a strain in his left Achilles tendon and won’t play against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Andre Miller will likely start for Denver and Evan Fournier could get some time at backup point guard. Denver Post

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The Denver Nuggets have signed point guard Ty Lawson to a multiyear contract extension, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today. “We felt Ty was ready to take on a lot of responsibility last season and he proved he could handle it,” Ujiri said. “He is maturing as a leader on the court and in the locker room, so it was an easy decision for us to sign him to an extension.” NBA.com

October 30, 2012 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a contract extension, sources tell Yahoo! Sports. More details to come. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

Adrian Wojnarowski: Ty Lawson's extension with Denver is four years, $48 million, league source tells Y! Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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